'Grey's Anatomy' Recap: Alex and Miranda Discover the Truth

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On this episode of ABC's Grey's Anatomy, the search for the cause of the mysterious infection intensifies, multiple families are in peril and two characters realize some harsh truths.

Warning: Spoilers ahead if you haven't seen Thursday's episode, "Sleeping Monster."

There was a lot going on in this episode, but there were two storylines in particular that I loved a lot. First up, there was Alex (Justin Chambers) and Jo (Camilla Luddington). I know it may seem strange, but it wasn't until the very end of the episode - when he suddenly realized that he loved Jo and confessed that love to Cristina (Sandra Oh) - that I really started rooting for him and Jo. All this time, I was kind of enjoying the two of them being just friends. But seeing the look on his face there at the end, it broke my heart and I just wanted him to be happy. Besides, isn't it about darn time that Alex has some luck in the romance department? I'd love to see him settled down and having babies like (nearly) everyone else at that hospital.

The second storyline that really got to me in this episode was of course Miranda (Chandra Wilson) and the whole infection mystery. I never actually thought she would have it and I think it was a great direction for them to take the story. Miranda was the surgeon all of the interns wanted to be back in the beginning, so to have he be the inadvertent cause behind something so terrible is kind of mind-blowing in a way. Yes, I know, technically it was her gloves that were at fault but somehow I don't think Miranda is fully going to see it that way. Not judging by her reaction when she heard the news.

Other parts of the episode I enjoyed included Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) asking Cristina to be in the delivery room with her and all of the "pooping on the table" conversations that followed. It was done mostly for fun, but it also spoke of their strong friendship that Cristina finally agreed to do it. We all know how Cristina feels about babies in general so being there for Meredith's big day probably wasn't high on her list of to-do's.

Speaking of Cristina, I do wonder if she's right about Owen (Kevin McKidd). He has been getting really close with Ethan over the past couple episodes and it makes me wonder exactly where they're going with that. I doubt they'd have Owen spend all that time with Ethan to have it mean nothing, but I'm not quite sure what the plan is.

Buzz Moments

OMG!: A man walking into the E.R. with a cooler full of fingers. and one turkey dog.

Thank you, TV gods.: Cristina fixing the newborn baby's heart.

Awk-ward: Any and all conversations that involved Meredith pooping on the delivery table.

Hotness: I find vulnerable Alex pretty hot so definitely the moment at the end when he crawled into Cristina's bed and declared his love for Jo.

Fab-u-lous: The way they shot the scene where Miranda was trying to remember all of her surgeries and getting them confused. Especially the part where we found out that she used Aretha Franklin's "Think" as her scrub song.

Can. Not. Wait.: So many things! Such as: When Alex will tell Jo, how Miranda will recover from the news that she caused the outbreak, what will happen with Cristina and Owen, and probably a ton more.

Celebuzz Meter (1-10): 8. Another great episode with a lot of good stuff in it.

What did you think of this episode of Grey's Anatomy? Were you expected Miranda to be found as the carrier for the disease? What do you hope will happen between Alex and Jo?

 

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